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What is small brewer’s relief, and why does it matter?

In this series of videos for CAMRA, Jonny Garrett sets out to explain the key issues impacting drinkers, brewers and pubs in clear and accessible language. He details why they matter for all of us and what we as drinkers can do about them. In this first video, Jonny sets out to clarify exactly what small brewer’s relief is, how it has benefited the independent brewing industry and what proposed changes might mean for brewers and consumer choice.

Jonny Garrett

Beer Writer of the Year 2019  author of four books, and founder of Youtube’s The Craft Beer Channel. Independent, Good Beer Hunting and the Brewers Journal.



Cider blending & maturation: Pt. 1

A CAMRA Learn & Discover video guide

In this 2 part series on cider blending and maturation, Bill Bradshaw guides us through a series of conversations with some of the foremost blenders at the zenith of the cider-makers craft. The kind of ciders that find us at the bottom of an empty glass, savouring the moment and dreaming of what led us there. This series features Tom Oliver of Oliver’s Cider, founders of Little Pomona cider, James and Susanna Forbes, founders of Find and Foster fine ciders, Mat and Polly Hilton and retired biochemist, cider maker and veteran of Long Ashton Research Station (the National Fruit and Cider Institute), Andrew Lea. (This video features robust language in praise of cider).

Jonny Garrett

Beer Writer of the Year 2019, author of four books, and founder of Youtube’s The Craft BeerChannel. Good Beer Hunting and the Brewers Journal.

“Supermarkets, large pub companies and wholesalers… now hold so much power that they can demand lower prices by pitting breweries against each other… over the last two decades the price they are paying hasn’t risen… and in some cases has declined, even though the cost of beer over the bar to the consumer is still going up”

— Jonny Garrett 


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